Dana manages the introductory teaching laboratories for the physics department. Previously she worked in the Helena Foundation Teaching Lab at MIT, otherwise known as Junior Lab. Before that she worked in several engineering and physical oceanography labs at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, MA. There she developed a love for Matlab and the lifelong skill of getting seasick. Before that she studied at Bryn Mawr College, where she received her BA in Physics. 

She is originally from Marshfield, MA, and is very pleased that despite many years in Massachusetts she drives very slowly.